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May 3, 2014 3:00pm PDT
possibility of a civil war in ukraine and that borders russia. towns were overrun by armed separatists who believe those towns should be russians. this is happening not on the border but more than 150 miles into ukraine. it's after midnight in ukraine now. government leaders are promising that active military operations will continue when the sun comes up. dozens of civilians and separatists have been killed in the fighting so far and people who live in the region are being told to stay in their homes for safety. as i said a minute ago a team of military monitors from the osce was taken hostage more than a week ago but they are now free. they were held against their will by ukrainian separatists who are trying to take over their cities and their towns. on the phone with me now is michael bossercue. a spokesman for the organization of safety and cooperation in europe. thank you for joining us. the condition of your colleagues who were released today, were any of them hurt? >> hi don. thank you for asking. of course, we are delighted that they are free and they are fine. they are actually on
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May 3, 2014 2:00pm PDT
is looming. i am talking about eastern ukraine. a part of the country that borders russia. these ukrainian soldiers are rolling through one of several towns overrun by armed separatists who believe the towns should be russian. this is not right on the border, it is happening more than 150 miles into ukraine. dozens of people have been killed and people who live there are basically hiding out in their own homes. meanwhile, a team of international military observers that were held hostage more than a week by the pro-russian forces are now free. cnn's arwa damon is in eastern ukraine. >> reporter: that 12 member osce team finally freed, they had been taken hostage april 25th, accused by the self proclaimed mayor of being nato spies. on their release, he referred to them as guests. they appeared to be tired, but said they had been treated fairly well. the german foreign minister thanking the efforts of russian envoy and ensuring their release. the number two for the osce commission saying this is an example of how important negotiations are. but elsewhere throughout the country, we're seeing v
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May 3, 2014 12:00pm PDT
and requests from southern, from people requesting significance. russia says it needs russian language speakers all across ukraine if it feels tear interests are threatened. of course, russia has this is a risk of the ukrainian military. russia has tens of thousands of troops positioned in key areas on the other side of the border in western russia. at any moment, should they give them the moment to invade, they could do that. at the moment no such order has been given. the kremlin is saying they don't know what to do. they're trying to assess what their next move will be. there has been a conversation between john kerry and his counterparts here. he is calling on secretary of state kerry to do everything to do to stop that military infiltration in western ukraine. >> thanks very much. all right, back in this country hollywood has the oscars. tonight the washington correspondence dinner. plus, flight 370 will look different. what that will likely involve in this next phase next. [ hypnotist ] you are feeling satisfied . o a u.s. military tells the bluefin drone looking for flight 370 will be us
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May 3, 2014 11:30am PDT
of statements coming out of russiaed too. what's the latest we are hearing. >> they have subject the kremlin has been sharply critical, condemning the violence in eastern and southern ukraine. vladmir putin is sending his condolences to the 40 people who died in the southern ukrainian city of odessa in which the building in which they were taking renew jersey and protesting inside was burned down. so a huge tragedy there. it's been greeted with a lot of anger by the pro-russian groups inside ukraine and by the kremlin here as well. also the kremlin saying they're receiving thousands of requests for help from southern and eastern ukraine. that's interesting and important. the russians have said all along, they reserve the right to intervene militarily, if they believe russian interests speakers are at risk. so there is a growing concern that russia could use the army. it's got position to cross the border from you kra into intervene and take areas, further areas of ukraine if it chooses to do so. at the moment, no such order has been given, there has been a telephone conversation between the russ
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May 3, 2014 7:00am PDT
. fredricka. >> nick paton-walsh, thanks so much. this violence comes a few weeks after ukraine and russia and western countries reached a peace deal. now russia says the deal is dead. the spokes man for vladimir putin said the military movement is the last nail in the coffin. matthew chance is joining us from moscow. matthew, it is hard to tell what putin is doing to use the violence to push the deal out the window. what is happening here? >> reporter: actually, within the past few minutes, a statement issued by the foreign ministry which lavrov, the foreign minister said, look, the geneva agreement is the best way of deescalating the situation in eastern ukraine. a phone conversation with kerry and lavrov. he called on the united states to use everything within its power to get the authorities to end the military operations in eastern ukraine. this comes after the terrible deaths that took place in odessa. nearly 40 people killed. pro-russian supporters in a government building inside and torched by a pro-kiev supporters. that is not gone down well. the kremlin condemned the action. the
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May 2, 2014 11:00am PDT
point for the next round of sanctions against russia for this crisis ongoing in ukraine. until now, president obama has set the bar at a russian invasion for ukraine here. but after meeting today with german chancellor angela merkel, he moved it up a tad because the president here is hanging on to a possibility of a diplomatic resolution. and angela merkel agreed with that. although he punctuated that with a very big "but" today. president obama speaking at a news conference with the german chancellor a little more than an hour ago. >> but as angela merkel said, if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. and the consultations have been taking place over the course of the last several weeks about what exactly those would look like and would apply to a range of sectors. the goal is not to punish russia, the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i
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May 2, 2014 6:00am PDT
for allies to remain united against russia's defiance of the west. but when the two leaders hold a news conference in two hours we're told the very first question will shift the spotlight to benghazi. and the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate there 19 months ago. it's firing up republicans once again who are outraged by a newly surfaced e-mail from the state department just two months before the presidential election those e-mails suggest that the violence be portrayed as spontaneous and not terrorism that could be blamed on failed policies. cnn's jim acosta has more for you. >> reporter: new e-mails revealed this week by the conservative work judicial watch have sparked republican charges once again of a white house cover-up for what happened at the deadly attack on the u.s u.n benghazi in 2012. >> it's disturbing that documents like these were hidden by the obama administration from congress and the public alike. >> reporter: republicans point to this e-mail used to prep then u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> the best information that we have -- >> reporter: who said in a round
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May 1, 2014 6:00am PDT
control much of eastern ukraine. and if there's any doubt mr. putin wants to return russia to its cold war grandeur, take a look at what happened at red square today. 100,000 people gathered for a massive may day rally. we haven't seen anything like this since the communist soviet union dissolved. cnn's matthew chance was there. >> reporter: well, the russian authorities say this is not meant to be any kind of soviet revival, but for the first time since 1991, tens of thousands of russians are parading through red square to commemorate may day. now, officially, this has been organized by russia's unions. the people here are students. they're factory workers. they're doctors and teachers. but it comes amid a growing sense of national pride in russia, particularly in the face of international sanctions and the events in yeah crane. ukraine. >> translator: well, maybe the young generation doesn't have the same pride that existed in soviet times, but we're trying to rebuild our traditions. >> reporter: given the tensions between russia and the west at the moment, are you concerned that the cou
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Apr 30, 2014 6:00am PDT
sanctions in place against russia no end is in sight. are these sanctions really working? we'll talk about that next. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief, and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not s
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Apr 29, 2014 6:00am PDT
sanctions against russia, an investigation into corruption gets under way. the opulent home filled with suits of armor. there was a golf course on the outside. dozens of antique cars and a massive riverboat and more. >> reporter: when ukraine comes to terms with the troubled economy and asks where did all of the money go? here is part of the answer. the president's own vodka. >> today the u.s. attorney general will participate in a forum in britain to help identify, trace and recover proceeds of corruption stolen by the former ukrainian regime. an interesting exercise since the guy who used to live in that palace is now protected in russia. matthew chance joins us from washington. what are the russians saying about this? >> reporter: there's been no official reaction of course to this. you're right the ousted former president of ukraine does indeed live somewhere in the moscow region. you know what? i think many russians see this exercise, however valiant it is, as being something of double standards. yes, okay. it may be worthy to look for the stolen assets of this regime but will
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Apr 28, 2014 11:00am PDT
russia. could they work? if not what will? >> as the search for the missing flight enters its eighth week, investigators are bringing in private contractors to help find this plane. what can they do differently to help locate flight 370 in this new phase of the search? vo: once upon a time there was a boy who traveled to a faraway place where villages floated on water and castles were houses dragons lurked giants stood tall and the good queen showed the boy it could all be real avo: whatever you can imagine, all in one place expedia, find yours dominique wilkins, are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar, but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza. he said victoza works differently than pills, and comes in a pen. and the needle is thin. victoza is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people with type 1 diabe
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Apr 28, 2014 6:00am PDT
leveled new sanctions against russia over ukraine, frozen assets, bans on entering the united states, all aimed at more than 20 vips and companies with close ties to the russian president vladimir put tin. a new wingal. these sanctions are aimed at high-tech defense exports to russia. white house correspondent michelle kosinski following the president in manila. good morning. >> reporter: as promised, the u.s. has expanded sanctions against certain people and companies in russia. in a press statement the u.s. said that russia has done nothing, and that's to quote the statement, to deescalate the situation in ukraine. they said russia has done nothing to deescalate and the fact that it's linked to the violence there seems indisputable. what are these sanctions? they target seven people, according to this press release, two of them are within putin's inner circle. 17 companies that the release says are linked to putin's inner circle. among those 17 companies, 13 now are banned, although it's not an out right ban. they explained it as a presumption of denial for importing u.s. products. as y
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Apr 27, 2014 2:00pm PDT
in eastern ukraine. >> russia has not lifted a finger to help. in fact, there's strong evidence they have been encouraging the kinds of activities that have been taking place. >> more u.s. sanctions could come as early as tomorrow. >>> in an unprecedented ceremony, two of the most beloved hopes have entered sainthood as nearly a million catholics from around the world packed into st. peter's square in rome. john paul ii and john xxiii were men who bore witness to god's mercy. after the formal ceremony, pope francis climbed into the pope mobile, a chance for him to get closer to some of the many faithful who flocked to rome. >>> hello, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm don lemon. you're in the cnn newsroom and we'll start with a story that has really gripped the nation today. an nba owner's reported remarks have ignited around the country. donald sterling's comments were recorded by his then girlfriend and later obtained by tmz. he was telling his girlfriend to stop posting images online showing her with black athletes. this photo, this is the one, this is what tmz sports says sparke
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Apr 27, 2014 12:00pm PDT
, he's tackling russia's advances in ukraine and also addressing the long-standing problem of racism here in the u.s. the latest firestorm was ignited by racist remarks allegedly made by an nba team owner. let's talk about how the president is managing these crises while on the road. candy crowley is joining us. good to see you. to ukraine first. the prime minister says that russia is trying to start world war iii. european leaders are meeting tomorrow to talk more about sanctions but what more can president obama and the u.s. government really do to stop russia? >> well, they have said all along there are more sanctions that we can put in place against the elite and the description of that is the rich folks in russia who are close to putin. we can make life really uncomfortable for them. the theory being, of course, if they are close to putin and can affect his behavior. i had one of the president's national security advisers on the show and i said, can you do something specifically to putin? does he have a bank account somewhere? does he have something that would affect him because
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Apr 27, 2014 11:00am PDT
newsroom." >>> president obama says the world must unite to show its disapproval of russia's actions in ukraine. speaking from malaysia today, the president said an international coalition is needed to avoid the perception that this is strictly a u.s. versus russia issue. >> it's important for us to take further steps, sending a message to russia that the kind of destabilizing activities that are taking place in the east and the south ukraine have to stop. >> moscow has refused to pull back thousands of troops at the ukrainian border and have denied flying military aircraft into ukraine's air space. >>> all right. here in the u.s., residents in several states are bracing for a possible outbreak of severe weather today. this could include tornadoes. we've already seen warnings and watches in several states. jennifer gray is in the cnn weather center. jennifer, we're starting to see activity percolate, right? >> yes. we're already watching this line continuing to push to the north and east. these are moving to the north and east at about 55 miles per hour. these are very fast moving st
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Apr 26, 2014 4:00pm PDT
, the president is dealing with the crisis in ukraine and russia. that has become a full-time job for this president. >> the timing is very interesting, because, you know, flight 370. how much of flight 370, this mystery, is hanging over this visit? what has the president said about it? >> reporter: he gave an interview to a major malaysian newspaper in which he said the u.s. is going to continue to contribute assets as part of the search for that plane and he also said -- it was interesting to hear this, don, because we haven't really heard the president talk about this -- he said going forward, perhaps it's time to start looking at the lessons learned. a bit of a acknowledgment of the intense criticism that has been leveled against this government, not only here in malaysia but internationally. it was interesting to hear the president say that. but the criticism, if there even was any in i in that comment, was very, very soft and it did not persuade the king of this country from honoring the president and the united states and what they have contributed to this effort to find th
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Apr 26, 2014 3:00pm PDT
. >>> to ukraine now. chaotic situation continues to unfold. a phone call today between russia's foreign minister and secretary of state john kerry, russia stressed that ukraine must cease military operations against pro russian separatists in the eastern part of the country and those groups have seized land and government buildings and refuse to lead. the active prime minister commented while traveling in rome. >> we ask russia to pull back its security forces, not to provoke and not to support russia in eastern and southern ukraine. we ask russia to leave us alone. >> the observers are tasked with implementing an international deal signed nine days ago in switzerland. >>> nevada rancher took on the feds but his fighting words have outraged and offended lots of people even as they have won him some spourerupporters. that is straight ahead. >>> the president could hardly have found a more troubling time to visit malaysia. we are live with the latest on his trip to asia straight ahead. huh, 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know that game s
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Apr 26, 2014 2:00pm PDT
, ukrainian prime minister's strong words for russia. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know that game show hosts should only host game shows? samantha, do you take kevin as your lawfully wedded husband... or would you rather have a new caaaaaar!!!! say hello to the season's hottest convertible... ohhh....and say goodbye to samantha. [ male announcer ] geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. >>> it's time now to introduce you to this week's cnn hero. she is doing her part to lessen the violence in her city. here she is. >> chicken nuggets, french fries, mustard and a milkshake. my daddy ordered the same thing as me. that is my daddy. >> my son's father, he was murdered. their bond was just a bond that a lot of kids don't have with their father. >> i love my city. i have lived here all of my life. but people here are having crisis after crisis. i believe that the violence in this city and grief are directly connected. >> i feel sad that somebody h
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Apr 26, 2014 12:00pm PDT
. >>> and president obama visits a country tormented by a missing plane but russia is becoming a major distraction for the president. what the president is saying about all of it. >>> let's begin in washington. president obama is out of town on his four-country tour of asia. but the crisis in ukraine is moving very quickly. and we're learning new details about what the u.s. and other countries plan to do next. erin mcpike is at the white house even though the president is traveling. so, erin, what is the latest on the u.s. response to the situation where ukraine and russia? it continues to bubble. >> basically it's simply more sanctions. although we haven't seen a deterrent effect yet as we've been talking about today we did see a russian aircraft enter ukrainian airspace overnight. the state department is insi insisting that it's working. i want to play for you something that jen psake said yesterday. >> we are seeing an impact. we've seen even president putin admit this week that there is an impact on the russian economy from the steps we've taken. >> and the united states has been trying to con
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Apr 26, 2014 11:30am PDT
into and violated ukrainian airspace last night. russia has denied violating the airspace. >>> back in this country, the nra finds itself in a dogfight this year. it's being challenged by a new antigun lobby backed by billionaire michael bloomberg. but the nra and about 70,000 supporters meeting in indianapolis this weekend aren't flinching. executive director pierre says the organization faces a do or die challenge. >> we trust in our freedom, and in an uncertain world, surrounded by lies and corruption, there is no greater freedom, believe me, than the right to survive, to protect our families, with all the rifles, shotgun shs a shotgun, and handguns that we want. >> the nra invite prod gun politicians to address the convention. among them senator marco rubio and governor bobby jindal. >>> tonight sarah palin. >>> all right. police in millford, connecticut, are investigating the stabbing death of 16-year-old girl. sanchez died after being slashed in the neck, chest, and face in a school stairwell. she was set to attend her prom that night. a classmate is under arrest and faces a murder charge. >>
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Apr 26, 2014 7:00am PDT
>>> fresh fears this morning of an imminent invasion of ukraine with allegations that russia violated the country's air space overnight. >> president obama in malaysia this morning. but his visit comes exactly 50 days after flight 370 vanished. >> the nra takes center stage in indianapolis firing back at critics and bringing out the gop's big guns. >>> and get ready to see a lot more of this. the national weather service warning a violent weekend is ahead. >>> take a nice deep breath. i'm victor blackwell. >> we do have breaking news we need to tell you about this hour. the crisis in ukraine, it is intensifying by the hour it seems. the country's prime minister accusi accusing russia of crossing air space multiple time sfwls they are ready to release a round of additional sanctions. we're live in the ukraine with the latest. >> reporter: well, as you're saying, the situation here does grow more tense by the moment. the government in kiev continues to say they are launching what they're calling their anti-terrorism operation. just an indication of how chaotic the situation is,
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